When the Shadows Flee

Smiling skies will bend above us

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [Smiling skies will bend above us]
Published in 10 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Smiling skies will bend above us,
When the shadows flee;
Hearts now cold again will love us,
When the shadows flee;
We shall lose our care and sorrow,
Trouble nevermore to borrow,
On that blessed, peaceful morrow,
When the shadows flee.

With eternal day before us,
And our Saviour watching o’er us,
We shall join the endless chorus,
When the shadows flee.

2 Fetters nevermore will bind us,
When the shadows flee;
This dark vale will be behind us,
When the shadows flee;
There will be no tempest sweeping,—
In our loving Father’s keeping
We shall wake, where none are weeping,
When the shadows flee. [Refrain]

3 We shall view our home supernal,
When the shadows flee;
We shall meet our King eternal,
When the shadows flee;
There, where death will reach us never,
There, where naught our hearts shall sever,
We shall dwell with Christ forever,
When the shadows flee. [Refrain]

Source: The Voice of Thanksgiving #45

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Smiling skies will bend above us
Title: When the Shadows Flee
Author: James Rowe
Language: English
Refrain First Line: With eternal day before us
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #376

Include 9 pre-1979 instances
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